Portland administrators will flush 38 million gallons of water from Mt. Tabor Reservoir 5 after a 19-year-old man urinated in the city’s drinking supply.
“Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that’s clean, cold and constant,” said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. “That doesn’t include pee. Not from people, at least.”
Raise your hand if you want to watch a Portlandia episode featuring this incident.
The end of the Cold War resulted in a temporary slackening of military spending for NATO nations and Russia. Since the turn of the 21st century, the United States has begun to pump more money into defense — driven in part by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — dwarfing Russia’s steady buildup.
Can you control your metabolism with your mind?
Turns out … yes.
Food as placebo! Does labeling something “low fat” or “healthy” trick our brains in the wrong direction? Feed your mind with this great vid from NPR Science.
Previously: Learn more about the weirdness of placebos, from medicine color to pill size, with this video.
Don and Peggy define themselves through their work all too often, and if that work is taken away from them or eroded of meaning, they’re stuck in a world where all they can think about is how little meaning life has outside of the meaning you construct for yourself. But even that meaning collapses in the face of despair or sorrow or death. Without work to give them meaning, without each other to bounce off of, what do Don and Peggy have left? Only the knowledge that they, too, will die, and that much of their lives have been hollow attempts to fill that void.
Mad Men 7.01 Time Zones review - The AV Club (x)
Richard Feynman’s sister, Joan (via historical-nonfiction)
How does mamrie slay at everything she does?!
Anyone else would get flustered, but she just yells, “Fuck dollar stores!”
she is queen
So I tried to change my password because of the tumblr prompt and surprise I do not know my own password, hackers that can still see my blog can you get in touch?
There’s no chance a comic like this could ever get published in a newspaper anymore. Shame, that.
It’s been out of circulation for nearly 20 years and it’s more relevant than ever.
KERRY I <3 YOU GIRL
"If I succeed I create the opportunity for more people to succeed…" — This